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Ramona Diaz is and award-winning Asian-American filmmaker best known for her compelling character-driven documentaries that combine a profound appreciation for cinematic aesthetics and potent storytelling. Her films have demonstrated her ability to gain intimate access to the people she films - be they rock stars, first ladies, dissidents, or teachers – resulting in keenly observed moments and nuanced narratives that are unforgettable.
Ramona’s credits include Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey (Tribeca, Silver Docs Opening Night, San Francisco Closing Night, Audience Award Palm Springs, Independent Lens, distributed by Cinedigm); Imelda (Excellence in Cinematography Award, 2004 Sundance Film Festival, IDA Award, Independent Lens, Film Forum); The Learning (POV, IDA nomination); and Spirits Rising (Student Academy Award, Director's Guild of America Award). She also executive produced the award-winning Give Up Tomorrow. Ramona has received funding from agencies such as ITVS, CAAM, the Sundance Documentary Fund, MacArthur Foundation, Tribeca Institute, the Catapult Film Fund and Chicken & Egg. She is currently working on her first narrative script and a new documentary film, Infanity, about reproductive health justice.
Ramona is a graduate of Emerson College, Boston and holds an MA in Communication from Stanford University.